Contemporary Motherhood: The Impact of Children upon Adult Time

Contemporary Motherhood: The Impact of Children upon Adult Time

by Lyn Craig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754649989

ISBN-13: 9780754649984

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this timely book Lyn Craig provides the first comprehensive account of how parents divide their time between caring for children, housework, paid work and leisure. Using large-scale quantitative time-use data , the book provides a detailed analysis of the impact of children upon adult time. This research reveals a unique picture of how parenthood affects daily

Overview

In this timely book Lyn Craig provides the first comprehensive account of how parents divide their time between caring for children, housework, paid work and leisure. Using large-scale quantitative time-use data , the book provides a detailed analysis of the impact of children upon adult time. This research reveals a unique picture of how parenthood affects daily life within households, and how people’s (paid and unpaid) workload is affected by parenthood. By looking at how the costs and benefits of children are currently conceptualized and apportioned, Contemporary Motherhood shows what becoming a mother entails and why it is so challenging to raise children. Suggesting an explanation for why fertility rates are dramatically dropping, the book makes a significant contribution to the debate on contemporary motherhood and will interest scholars and students in sociology and social policy with an interest in the sociology of the family, gender and sexuality, and the sociology of youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754649984
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Approach, data and method; The time penalty of parenthood; Gender equivalence or hidden inequity?; Protecting parental time with kids?; Earning capacity versus caring capacity; Cross-national comparison of the impact of children on adult time; Conclusion; References; Appendix; Index.

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